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2020 Aston Martin DBX Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Shivendra Garg Content writer Updated on: November 27, 2019


The year was 2009 and Aston Martin had announced that they are on their way to create their first-ever SUV. It was an idea they put forward alongside their Lagonda concept. More than 10 years have passed, and now the company has finally come up with this, the 2020 Aston Martin DBX!

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Pros

Aston Martin’s flawless design

Impressive off-roading capabilities

Cons

Just another performance SUV from another luxury brand

Less powerful than other SUVs in this segment

What's New?

Brand new model


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$200000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

181 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

542 hp

torque

516 lbs.-ft.

transmission

9 Speed automatic

capacity

cargo volume

54 cu ft.

towing capacity

5940 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/28/34 mpg

highway range

200 mi.

warranty

powertrain warranty

3 yr. / unlimited


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Aston Martin DBX Left Side View  2020 Aston Martin DBX Right Side View  2020 Aston Martin DBX 3 Quarter View  2020 Aston Martin DBX Front View  2020 Aston Martin DBX Rear View
Interior
 2020 Aston Martin DBX Infotainment Display  2020 Aston Martin DBX Cargo Area  2020 Aston Martin DBX Rear Arm Rest  2020 Aston Martin DBX Sunroof  2020 Aston Martin DBX Cockpit Area

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Aston Martin DBX Base

Base

power
542hp
fuel
Diesel
mpg
17 combined

$200,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD ( 4.0l 8cyl 8A) Starting at $200,000 MSRP (18/17/24) 542hp, 4 L, V-8, diesel
8 speed automatic TBD 5

Expert Review


Not much is known about the SUV’s specifications and features in particular, but there’s no doubt that the wait was worth it. The DBX has Aston Martin’s trademark design all over. Powering this much-awaited SUV will be a 542 hp twin-turbo V8 that also makes around 516 lb.-ft. torque. Rumors also suggest that the DBX might also be available as a hybrid or an EV later.

Seems like all that waiting for a decade has opened up endless possibilities for Aston Martin. The DBX has been revealed in the last quarter of 2019 and should be available for bookings in early 2020. A price of about $189,900 places it competitively against the class-leading Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentayga Speed.

2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Front View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Front View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Rear View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Rear View

2020 Aston Martin DBX Features

Officials have served several reports regarding what to and what not to expect from the much anticipated 2020 Aston Martin DBX. According to reports, the 2020 Aston Martin DBX gets a twin-turbo V8 that makes 542 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. torque.

Reports also claim that there definitely will be some form of electrification as a part of the DBX powertrain option, but only much later after the launch of the standard DBX. The varying range of powertrain options might include a hybrid as well as an EV version.

Trim

DBX

MSRP AWD

$189,900

Key Features

Caithness leather trim

  12-way power-adjustable front seats
  Front/rear heated seats
  Auto-dimming & heated exterior mirrors
  Automatic 3-zone climate control
  360-degree camera system
  Tilt/telescoping electric steering wheel
  10.25-inch TFT display
  14-speaker Aston Martin premium audio system
  SiriusXM satellite radio

Which trim 

The 2020 Aston Martin DBX comes with a wide variety of additional packages tailor-made for wherever the road may take you. Packages like the smoker's pack, expressions pack, field sports pack, and event pack are no-cost options, while the pet pack costs about $3,600.

2020 Aston Martin DBX Engine

Official announcement regarding the DBX’s powertrain and transmission has finally been made public by the manufacturer. The all-new DBX will derive power from a twin-turbo V8 producing 542 hp and 516 lb.-ft. torque.

It's the same AMG C63S engine that churns out 503 hp, but in a slightly different satate of tune. The AMG’s V8 is about 250 pounds lighter than the Aston’s own V12 and not a lot behind on power. This could explain why the DBX has bee equipped with the former. It will prove more helpful in hauling this SUV around.

As far as transmission is concerned, the ZF eight-speed automatic will work all the wheels of this SUV.

Models

Aston Martin DBX

Bentley Bentayga Speed

Lamborgini Urus

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

MSRP

$189,900

$260,000

$325,000

$200,000

Engine

4.0-liter V8

6.0-liter W12

6.8-liter V12

4.0-liter V8

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic w/OD

8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Horsepower

542 hp @ 5,500 rpm

626 hp @ 5,000 rpm

563 hp @ 5,000 rpm

641 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

516 lb.-ft. @ 4300 rpm

664 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm

627 lb.-ft.@ 1,700 rpm

626 lb.-ft. @ 2,250 rpm

How fast is the Aston Martin DBX?

The overall design of the 2020 Aston Martin DBX itself controls airflow. The side vents reduce drag by removing air traveling to the front wheels. Meanwhile, the rear roof wing improves aerodynamic downforce. Also, the extensive use of aluminum helps to keep the weight in check. These factors enable this Aston Martin to be plenty fast.

2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV 3rd Quarter view
The punchy 542 hp 4.0-lite V8 pushes the Aston Martin DBX past 60 mph in 4.5 seconds

Aston Martin designed an all-new platform exclusively for this SUV to make it strong and agile. The DBX is not just tough but also ultra-lightweight due to the extensive use of aluminum.

Model

Aston Martin DBX

Bentley Bentayga Speed

Lamborghini Urus

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

0-60 MPH

4.5

3.8

4.8

3.6

Quarter Mile

11.7

11.5

11.4

11.3

Engine

4L

6.0L

6.8L

4.0L

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

What about the braking performance of the Aston Martin DBX?

From whatever was revealed by its spotting on the Nurburgring, this DBX does feature what seemed to be pretty big brakes at both the axles. Even the wheels have been crafted of aluminum for added strength and weight reduction.

2020 Aston Martin DBX Brakes
The crafted aluminum wheels are ultra-lightweight

While looks can be subjective, there’s no doubt that the DBX will be well equipped to match the standards of the typical sports SUV.

Model

Aston Martin DBX

Bentley Bentayga Speed

Lamborghini Urus

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Brake front

(in.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Brake Rear

(in.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Curb Weight

(lbs.)

N/A

5500

5864

4850

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

114

N/A

107

What about the driving dynamics of the Aston Martin DBX?

Aston Martin has equipped the 2020 DBX to be more than just a luxury SUV. They also made it capable enough to travel anywhere you'd want it to. For starters, the active all-wheel drive is paired to a variable torque distribution and adjustable air suspension. The air suspension is height adjustable, while the torque distribution system manipulates power sent to the wheels according to the changing terrain. So the DBX has the capabilities of being an able off-roader. 

2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV
The anti-roll bar provides stability while the air suspension absorbs bumps like a pro

Furthermore, the all-new platform that the all-new DBX is based on makes this Aston Martin significantly lightweight and agile. The double-wishbone front suspension works together with a multi-link rear axle for improved stability, which receives further aid from 48-volt anti-roll bars. The electronic adaptive damping helps the DBX drive like a much smaller car.

2020 Aston Martin DBX Fuel Economy

The 2020 Aston Martin DBX has not yet been rated for fuel consumption. Although as is the case with most Aston Martins, this SUV too will probably not very fuel-efficient. Official figures will be available only once the car hits the markets.

Model

Aston Martin DBX

Bentley Bentayga Speed

Lamborghini Urus

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

MPG (city)

N/A

12

12

12

MPG (highway)

N/A

19

20

17

MPG (combined)

N/A

15

14

14

2020 Aston Martin DBX Interior

The manufacturer has finally released shots of the DBX’s interior, and its as good-looking on the inside as it is on the outside. This five-seater SUV from Aston Martin is the first-ever production road car to use woven wool. Also, there are three different grades of leather to choose from.

2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Seats
The luxurious 5-seater DBX instills a sense of luxury for the occupants and confidence for the driver

As far upholstery is concerned, Aston Martin will allow you to combine it with as many as seven different dashboard veneers. So the Aston Martin DBX is a versatile SUV all around. To top things off, the panoramic sunroof provides a sense of freedom to the occupants, while the driver's seat delivers a commanding position, and provides a clear view of what lies ahead.

Model

Aston Martin DBX

Bentley Bentayga Speed

 Lamborghini Urus

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

N/A

 40.3//41.7

N/A

N/A

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

What about utility?

Judging by the 2020 Aston Martin DBX’s big rear overhang, space for cargo in the trunk should be adequate, with a space of 22.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up.

2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Cargo Volume
The luxurious interior is beautiful as well as durable

When compared to its rivals, the default cargo space of the DBX is larger than all the cars in the chosen pack.

Model

Aston Martin DBX

Bentley Bentayga Speed

Lamborghini Urus

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (ft.3)

22.5

17.1

21.2

21.8

2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Dashboard
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Dashboard
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Front Seats
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Front Seats

2020 Aston Martin DBX Exterior

An approaching DBX cannot be mistaken for any car other than an Aston Martin. It has that typical Aston Marting grille upfront that gives the DBX its distinctive and evocative face. The huge grille is complemented by sleek-looking LED headlights and LED DRLs, which have been separated to add to the DBX's overall presence. Also, two air inlets not only add to the overall sportiness but also help in maintaining aerodynamics and cooling the high-performance brakes.

2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV
Taking Aston Martin's design language to a new form, the DBX is a unique adventure machine

From the sides, this Aston Martin looks athletic despite its high suspension. The sculpted doors add to DBX's muscular profile. The exterior finishes in what looks like a ducktail design. The rear is complete with Aston's signature LED light blade to resembles their flagship sportscar, Vantage.

Model

Aston Martin DBX

Bentley Bentayga Speed

Lamborghini Urus

Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5114

5500

5864

4850

Length (in.)

198.3

202.3

210.3

201.0

Width (in.)

78.6

78.7

85.0

79.4

Height (in.)

66.1

67.8

72.3

64.5

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

9.7

9.8

6.2

Wheelbase (in.)

120.4

117.8

130.0

118.2

Track Width (in.) F/R

N/A

66.5/66.7

66.7/67.3

66.7/67.3

Dimensionally, it is on par with the rivals. The bumper to bumper length of the DBX is just over 198 inches while the wheelbase measures up to be 120.4 inches. At 5114 lbs of curb weight, it is considerably lighter than the Urus and Bentayga. 

2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Side View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Side View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Exterior
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Exterior2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Exterior
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Front View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Front View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV 3rd quarter View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV 3rd quarter View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Top View
2020 Aston Martin DBX SUV Top View

2020 Aston Martin DBX Safety

Several safety features like airbags, ABS, traction control, stability control, and the back-up camera should be standard on the yet to be released 2020 Aston Martin DBX. It will be only after it is officially launched that the complete list of features will be available.

2020 Aston Martin DBX Competition

Aston Martin DBX vs. Bentley Bentayga Speed

The DBX is yet to make an appearance on the market. While the Bentayga Speed has already established itself as the alpha of all SUVs by overtaking the Urus as the world’s fastest production SUV. The Aston Martin DBX does have ahead of itself what seems like a tough uphill battle.

2020 bentley bentayga speed
2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed

Aston Martin DBX vs. Lamborghini Urus

The Aston Martin in its camouflaged appearance looks like a proper sporty SUV just like the Urus. The Urus has undergone a great many tests and has come out on top with flying colors. In fact, until recently it was the fastest SUV on the planet. Sadly, it lost that title to the Bentayga Speed. Aston Martins are known to pack a punch too, but will the DBX be able to take on the Urus or the Bentayga for that matter? Only time will tell.

2020 lamborghini urus
2020 Lamborghini Urus

2020 Aston Martin DBX Final Verdict

It’s been almost a decade since Aston Martin announced the creation of their first-ever SUV. Now, all these years later, we’ve finally had the chance to take a glance at what the company has to offer, and boy are we impressed! Still, the DBX, which was a concept name at the 2015 Geneva auto show, has a long and bumpy road ahead. Although there are no doubts that Aston Martin’s new SUV will be eating up all undulations, it is going to be a while before we know for sure exactly how well this DBX does that.